Starting Monday, thousands of Minnesotans will find an unwanted warning in their mailboxes. The state will begin to send out layoff notices to state employees who could be impacted if a budget deal isn’t reached by July 1st.
The future remains uncertain for hundreds of Minnesotans who work at the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell.
Anticipating a state shutdown, Hennepin County has sent layoff notices to 1,300 employees.
A potential Minnesota government shutdown took an ominous step forward Friday, with layoff notices going out to thousands of state employees and an immediate hiring freeze.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will send layoff notices to 6,000 employees Friday if it can’t work out a deal to get access to its money during a looming state government shutdown, said Laura King, the system’s chief financial officer.
The State of Minnesota will send out the first of nearly 36,000 layoff notices Wednesday to state workers ahead of a possible government shutdown.